INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTIRE WATER CYCLE
Since 2010, Veolia has been managing the complete water cycle at the site of one of China’s largest chemical manufacturers, Tianjin Soda. As part of a “Design, Build, Own, Operate” (DBOO) contract set to run until 2035, the joint venture created by Veolia and its customer-partner will manage all of the site’s industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities. Veolia has pledged to maintain a uniformly high standard of availability and quality to meet its customer’s expanding needs.
LOWER TREATMENT COSTS
In just a few years, Veolia has made substantial gains in efficiency at the facilities under its management so as to keep pace with the exponential growth in production at the chemical complex and help its customer reduce costs in the face of a highly competitive market. By meeting with the customer on a daily basis to assess fluctuations in production activity, Veolia can tailor its services to current conditions. This partnership has yielded ongoing service improvements as well as proposals for new solutions, such as the partial reuse of wastewater to reduce the site’s water footprint. Since 2014, 30% of the treated wastewater has been fed into the site’s cooling systems.
The contract provides full-time employment for 94 Veolia employees. Given the size and complexity of the facilities, the site is a model of efficiency within China’s chemical industry.
Reduced operating costs
23,000 m³/day of treated wastewater
3.5 million m3/day of cooling water
48,000 cubic m3/day of demineralized water
- Smaller environmental footprint
- Safer facilities
- Treatment and recycling of industrial water, cooling water and wastewater